Army & Navy Academy is a College Preparatory Boarding & Day School that prepares boys in Grades 7-12 for success in college and far beyond. For over a century, the Academy`s emphasis on responsibility, accountability, and motivation has provided a life-changing experience for young men.
Students benefit from having a greater degree of structure, motivation and discipline in their daily routine.
Students gain life skills in time management, goal-setting, communication skills, and leadership.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Military School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,000
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Army and Navy Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
320 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Army and Navy Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. Government, AP U.S. History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Base tuition does not include books, uniforms, incidentals, and special programs.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Two-Week Camp - $3,500 Four-Week Camp - $6,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Chris Thaeler
Admissions Associate
Victor Traycey



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anti-Bullying, ASB, Astronomy, Aviation, California Scholarship Federation, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Computer Science, Forensics Club, Garden Club, Harvard Model Congress, International Club, Key Club, Letterman's Club, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Counseling, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
ANA TV Production, Band & Jazz Club, Marching Band, Music Composition on MAC, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Strength & Conditioning, Surf Team, Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Confident, independent, and resilient are just some of the words that describe the Army and Navy Academy student.
  • Located on the coast in San Diego County, California, Army and Navy Academy is truly unique.
  • Surfing, Varsity and JV sports, and outdoor activities offer fun and challenge. 
  • Our college preparatory curriculum is catered to the ways that boys learn best both inside and outside the classroom. 
  • As a Gurian Model School, the interactive lessons, small class sizes, personal attention, and formal leadership training motivate students to reach their full potential.
  • As a private military school with a JROTC program, cadets are educated to a set of core values that shape all aspects of life. Honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion, and gratitude are the cornerstones.
  • Most students matriculate to traditional colleges and universites; however, a small percentage attend top service academies or attend ROTC universities. 
  • The Academy is a private nonprofit institution. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Army and Navy Academy cost?

Army and Navy Academy's tuition is approximately $48,000 for private students and $6,500 for summer students.

What is the acceptance rate of Army and Navy Academy?

The acceptance rate of Army and Navy Academy is 73%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Army and Navy Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.

Does Army and Navy Academy offer a summer program?

Yes, Army and Navy Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Army and Navy Academy offer?

Army and Navy Academy offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Army and Navy Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.

What is Army and Navy Academy's ranking?

Army and Navy Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Army and Navy Academy?

The application deadline for Army and Navy Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

As a former director for over 11 years at Army and Navy Academy, I was able to witness firsthand how transformative the Academy can be for young men. Oftentimes, I saw boys enter lacking confidence and motivation, yet graduating with high self-esteem, good character, and a vision for their lives. Educating young men to lead lives centered on core values, teaching them leadership and management skills, and gearing education towards how boys learn best really make a huge difference. Interactive and rigorous college prep academics, championships in sports, stellar leadership training, and specialized programs set the Academy apart. Some highlights include STEAM focus, AP, and Honors Classes. ESL/ESOL, Learning Strategies (ADD, ADHD, etc), Warrior Aviation Program, and robust electives such as Computer Science, Cyber Security, Game Development, ANA TV, and professionally taught Visual and Performing Arts. Boarding and day options are available at this school, so it works for local families, and regional, out-of-state, and international students. Approx. 80% of students board on campus and approx. 20% are international students. Direct access to the Pacific Ocean makes this Carlsbad school location quite special and invites boys to learn in a challenging but fun environment. Local and international trips also expand the whole experience. Graduates head off to The Ivy League, Service Academies (West Point et al.), UC campuses, and other top public and private colleges and universities.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • School Type: Military School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,000
  • Acceptance rate: 73%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,782 for elementary schools and $20,552 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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